Max Purcell vs Casper Ruud prediction and odds: Australian Open 2024

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As the Australian Open 2024 unfolds, the spotlight shifts to an enthralling second-round encounter between the resilient Max Purcell and the rejuvenated Casper Ruud. Melbourne Park braces for an intense clash as both players vie for a coveted spot in the next stage of the tournament.

Our favourite Max Purcell vs Casper Ruud – match predictions

Ruud, determined to break the second-round jinx that plagued him in Grand Slams last year, faces a formidable challenge in Purcell, who marked his presence with a significant victory in the opening round.

3-1 to Casper Ruud @ 27/10 (3.70)

Ruud was sensational in her outing against veteran Albert Ramos-Vinolas, only conceding five games in this 3-0 routing. He now faces Purcell, who defeated him 2-1 in their recent Cincinnati Open meeting. His 3-1 win over Hungarian ace Mate Valkucsz would have added to his confidence. Ruud is the overwhelming favourite in this duel but will not come out unscathed. Based on this we are backing a 3-1 conclusion in favour of the world number 11.

Over 36.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)

Three of Purcell’s last five matches have been marathon affairs that needed a deciding set. Extra games were played in his last duel with Ruud when he came out on top in the 2-1 humbling in Cincinnati. As they meet again, we believe another lengthy encounter will be on the cards as Purcell will have the Melbourne crowd cheering him on. In this situation, the over 36.5 games selection as the easy risk-averse pick.

Max Purcell vs Casper Ruud odds

The statistical odds favour the Norwegian star with an 84.6% chance of winning, making him the clear favourite to triumph over Purcell, who has a 20.8% chance.

Ruud aims to overcome second-round woes against Purcell in Australian Open

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Max Purcell preview

Purcell arrives in the second round with a mix of determination and momentum, following a hard-fought victory in the opening round. While his recent performances haven’t been entirely convincing, Purcell’s resilience and notable achievements during the peak of the 2023 season underscore his potential to disrupt the odds and pose a significant challenge to his higher-ranked opponent.

Casper Ruud preview

Ruud enters the second round in stellar form, having won all four official matches in straight sets so far in 2024. His contrasting performance from the struggles of January 2023 signifies a player who is regaining his best level. Ruud’s ability to navigate through challenges in the off-season and kickstart the year with convincing wins positions him as a formidable contender at the Australian Open.

Max Purcell vs Casper Ruud head to head

Ruud and Purcell find themselves tied at 1-1, creating an intriguing narrative for their Australian Open clash.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 01:00 on 18th January.
  • What is the prize money for Australian Open 2024? The total prize money for Australian Open 2024 is £46.2m.
  • Where is the match being played? Melbourne Park will host the Australian Open 2024.

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